I am having the same issue using the BeSocial theme. I have deactivated all my plugins except BuddyPress and used the Twenty Nineteen theme instead of BeSocial and am still having the Friend Requests issue “No pending friend requests” shown instead of the users.
I am having the same issue. I did a clean install of WordPress. Using the BeSocial theme. Installed and setup Buddypress previously and no issues with Friend Requests “no pending requests” issue. However, this installation has problems. I deactivated all other plugins other than BP and changed it to a basic Twenty Nineteen theme, and still had the “No Pending Requests” issue when trying to add friends. It says there are 2 friend requests, but then you cannot see them when you click to view that page. Any fixes?